Under The Shadow of the Almighty. Psalm 91:1

October 21, 2011 1 Comment


He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.   Psalm 91:1

I reached a complete impasse yesterday on my job.  The two people who I needed to resolve a problem to meet a pending deadline were not available.  I had no idea what to do. I was helpless to get the job done by myself.  Have you ever felt helpless and full of anxiety because you were in a situation that you absolutely could not fix?  That was where I was.

I prayed, "Father, I've done all that I can do.  I need your help now or I will fail.  For Your glory Lord, please find a way for this problem to be resolved."  After silently praying I sat back in my chair, sighed a deep breath, and felt a peaceful calm that I hadn't felt all that day.

A minute later the instant messenger on my PC lit up with a text from one of the people that I had been desperately trying to reach.  I was excited, but I still knew that without the other person I would still be sunk.  Her help was now less likely because she was in India where it was now late at night.

Another minute later I received an email from guess who?  My helper who lives in India!  She had just gotten home and thought she would check in to see how the day was progressing before she went to bed.  An absolute miracle had just occurred!  Thank You Jesus!

I must tell you that I was grinning ear to ear as I recounted this story to our management team today.  I hope that they too will be able to cry out to the Lord in prayer and see for themselves that He truely is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. 

Father God, I thank you for the secret place of safety and security that You constantly provide for me in this world.  Thank You for Your Spirit who leads me daily to the calm and peace under Your shadow.  Truly I am blessed by the Living God who knows me by my name.

When God sends a message to us through scripture it is never by accident!  In Isaiah 55:11, God says that wherever He sends His word it never returns empty, but always achieves the special purpose for which it was sent.

Prayerfully consider the verse that inspired this painting and know that the Mighty God of all the heavens has reached out to touch you this moment.

Under The Shadow of the Almighty. Psalm 91:1, VerseVisions XII Collection.  Mixed media on canvas. Copyright © 2011 by Mark Lawrence.  All Rights Reserved. 

Enjoy Mark Lawrence’s biblically inspired modern sacred art, translated into large and colorful canvases in his unique abstract-expressionist contemporary artwork style.

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1 Response

Jean W Ridgewau
Jean W Ridgewau

October 21, 2011

Thanks for sharing…such a blessing to me. I have been doing a Bible Study on Psalm 91, so powerful @ comforting. Your art is “Awesome”! See you at Kidworx Sunday.

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